September 21st 2021
The RHS has announced that the Chelsea Flower Show will go ahead this year albeit with many new precautions. All RHS shows will have Covid safety measures and follow the latest government guidelines.
For the first time in its 108-year history, the show will run for 6 days in the autumn and there will also be reduced visitor numbers physically allowed in per day.
21 September to 26 September, 2021
The RHS will be in touch with everyone who has purchased a ticket for the event to date. They ask that ticket holders please refrain from contacting them immediately so that they can handle this situation as efficiently as possible.
As the flower show is primarily an outdoor event the RHS believes it can operate a safe event for everyone this autumn. Whilst the September Show will be very different to the usual spring event, the RHS believes it will celebrate the best of autumn horticulture, with many seasonal highlights including Salvia, Aster, Dahlia, grasses, and fruit and vegetables.
Existing exhibitors will be re-invited, as well as applications will be reopened for new gardens, nurseries and content.
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, said: “Whilst we are sad to have had to delay RHS Chelsea and are sorry for the disruption this will cause, we are excited that we are still planning to bring the world’s best loved gardening event to the nation at a time when more people are gardening more than ever.”
“We know that the autumn dates may not be suitable for everyone, but with our fantastic industry partners we will do everything we can to support them and create a show that will be a moment in history. It will be exciting to see different horticulture and showcase the key autumn gardening season at the world’s most famous flower show. We believe many designers and nurseries will look forward to working with different plants that would not be available or at their best in May...”